NBCU aligns distribution and networks across Europe, Middle East and Africa



| 30 August 2015

Completing its strategy of creating multi-territory regional hubs, NBCUniversal International has unveiled a new centre aligning its distribution and networks business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

NBCUI’s brands cover 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific and include Universal Channel, Syfy, E! Entertainment Television, 13th Street, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, The Style Network and Golf Channel.

The opening of the new centre follows the international pay-TV firm’s merging of two businesses in Latin America and Asia. Satpal Brainch has been promoted to the newly created role of MD, Distribution & Networks, EMEA and will lead NBCUI’s television business across Europe, driving both content distribution and channels for the region from the company’s London headquarters. Concurrently, Carolyn Stalins is appointed senior vice president, distribution, EMEA. In this new role, Stalins will relocate from Paris to the company’s London headquarters to lead NBCUI’s content distribution across the region, reporting to Brainch who in turn will report to Belinda Menendez, president, NBCUI Distribution & Networks.

Commenting on the move, Menendez said: “Evolving our EMEA structure is a key milestone – aligning with our successful approach in Latin America and Asia – ensuring that we are optimally positioned to harness opportunities across the region for both Distribution and Networks…I am delighted to have the combined expertise of Satpal and Carolyn at the helm.”